1. General
    1. What is the ADP?
    2. Why do we have the ADP?
    3. Which domains does the Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP) assess?
    4. What are the goals in the Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP)?
  2. Implementation
    1. Do I have to do the Alaska Developmental Profile on a retained student?
    2. What happens if a kindergarten student moves away before the November 1 deadline?
    3. What background information do I need to collect?
    4. Do I have to use the DEED observation form?
    5. "I had a 1st grade student move in from out of state, do they need a developmental Profile?"
    6. How can I check if a student had a profile completed the previous year?
  3. Reporting Site
    1. Where do I log-in?
    2. "I can't log into the reporting site"
    3. What is my user name?
    4. "I got married and changed my name"
    5. What is my password?
    6. "There are no available students" "No students are showing up"
    7. "There is a student on my list that isn't in my class"
    8. How do Homeschool students get reported on?
    9. What is the due date?
    10. "I completed a profile for a student, but it shows as not done in my student summary"
  4. Results
    1. What does DEED do with the information?
    2. When will I get ADP results?
    3. Why did ADP reporting change?
    4. What does “Consistently met all 13 goals” or “Consistently met at least 11 of the 13 goals” mean?

General

What is the ADP?

The Alaska Developmental Profile is Alaska's Kindergarten entry assessment. The ADP is used to provide a snapshot of each child’s development when they enter Kindergarten. 


Why do we have the ADP?

The Alaska Developmental Profile is required as part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, 4 AAC 06.712. The ADP documents what students know and do which is used to inform practice and instruction as well as statewide policy.

Which domains does the Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP) assess?

The Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP) assesses 13 goals across 5 domains of development. They are:

1) Physical Well-being, Health, & Motor Development
2) Social & Emotional Development
3) Approaches to Learning
4) Cognition & General Knowledge
5) Communication, Language, & Literacy

Teachers are also required to include “child background” information because these factors affect a child’s school performance.  This includes the child’s pre-school experience, if the child has an individualized education program (IEP), and the child’s health information.  Teachers are encouraged to talk to parents to get this background information.

What are the goals in the Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP)?

The Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP) looks at 13 goals across 5 domains of learning. These goals are:

1) Demonstrates strength and coordination of large motor muscles

2) Demonstrates strength and coordination of small motor muscles

3) Participates positively in group activities

4) Regulates feelings and impulses

5) Shows curiosity and interest in learning new things & having new experiences

6) Sustains attention to tasks and persists when facing challenges

7) Demonstrates knowledge of numbers & counting

8) Sorts, classifies, and organizes objects

9) Uses receptive communication skills

10) Uses expressive communication skills

11) Demonstrates phonological awareness

12) Demonstrates awareness of print concepts

13) Demonstrates knowledge of letters and symbols (alphabet knowledge)

Implementation

Do I have to do the Alaska Developmental Profile on a retained student?

No. The ADP may only be administered once per student.

If you have questions about whether a retained student had completed an ADP the previous year, please contact DEED 907-465-4862

What happens if a kindergarten student moves away before the November 1 deadline?

Students who start school and then move away before the ADP deadline still require a completed ADP.

What background information do I need to collect?

Background information comprises a variety of information, including home language, culture, and socio-economic status. It is recommended this information be gathered from the student’s family or previous early childhood educator.

It is required that preschool attendance be recorded.  There is a place in the ADP where this is specifically requested. 

Do I have to use the DEED observation form?

You may use a district-created form or one that you have developed yourself. 

"I had a 1st grade student move in from out of state, do they need a developmental Profile?"

For the 2021-2022 school year, no.  Only 1 grade students who did not previously attend kindergarten will be assessed.

How can I check if a student had a profile completed the previous year?

Please call 907-465-4862 or email earlylearning@alaska.gov 

Reporting Site

Where do I log-in?

You will log-in at https://education.alaska.gov/devprof/Home 

"I can't log into the reporting site"

The reporting site https://education.alaska.gov/devprof/Home is only accessible from September 17 through November 1st

What is my user name?

Your username is your first initial followed by your full last name. This includes any special symbols such as ' or -.  This also includes spaces.

"I got married and changed my name"

Your username will only be changed if you did a name-change on your teaching certificate through the DEED certification office. 

What is my password?

Your password is your ATI number. It can be found on the back of your teaching certificate or at https://education.alaska.gov/DevProf/Home/FindAti?Intent=RegisteringAccount

"There are no available students" "No students are showing up"

District Testing Coordinators (DTC) are responsible for uploading student lists to populate the teacher portal. Please contact your DTC to complete this requirement. 

"There is a student on my list that isn't in my class"

Teachers populate their own ADP profile list by clicking on student's names in the available student list.

If you accidentally added a student that is not in your class, click "Pick Students" and double click on that student's name to return them to the available student pool. 

How do Homeschool students get reported on?

Provide your Home School parents with the ADP resources and have them complete the observations and ratings in all 13 goals. 

Since the parents are not certified teachers, some districts have a certified teacher as their Home School Coordinator enter the data and others have their DTC do it. 

What is the due date?

The due date of the Alaska Developmental profile is in Regulation 4 AAC 06.712 and is "by November 1st of each school year." 

"I completed a profile for a student, but it shows as not done in my student summary"

The student you are trying to submit that profile for had a profile completed the previous year and the system will not accept a new record. 

Please double click on the student to return the student to the available student pool. 

Results

What does DEED do with the information?

The student you are trying to submit that profile for had a profile completed the previous year and the system will not accept a new record. 

Please double click on the student to return the student to the available student pool. 

When will I get ADP results?

DEED publishes the data in the spring. 

DTCs also have the option to do their own school or district's preliminary results by entering the information into our Excel Results Spreadsheet

Why did ADP reporting change?

Prior to 2016-2017, an average score in each goal was calculated. However after that, DEED began reporting the percentage of students who were rated “consistently demonstrates” in all 13 goals.

What does “Consistently met all 13 goals” or “Consistently met at least 11 of the 13 goals” mean?

Teachers observe students over the first four weeks in the classroom and rate students based upon those observations.  There are three rating categories for each of the 13 goals: “consistently demonstrate”, “progressing”, or “not consistently demonstrating”.

When a teacher rates a student as “consistently demonstrating” in each of the 13 goals (demonstrating each goal at least 80% of the time), that child is counted as consistently meeting all 13 goals. If a teacher has rated a student as “consistently demonstrating” on at least 11 goals, then the student is consistently meeting at 11 or 12 of the 13 goals.